Fleet Foxes release Helplessness Blues

On May 3rd Fleet Foxes will release Helplessness Blues (Sub Pop/Bella Union), the much-anticipated follow up to their 2008 self-titled debut. The release of the twelve-track album will coincide with the band’s first North American tour dates since August 2009 followed by a string of UK and European dates.  The tour will begin in Vancouver on April 30th and end in London England. More tour information, including North American ticket pre-sale, provided below. Fleet Foxes have made the title-track of the album available for download now.

Helplessness Blues was recorded over the course of a year at Avast Recording, Bear Creek Studios, Dreamland Studios, and Reciprocal Recording. The album was mixed by Phil Ek and co-produced by Fleet Foxes and Ek. The piece that appears on the cover was illustrated by Seattle artist Toby Liebowitz and painted by Chris Alderson.  Fleet Foxes is Robin Pecknold, Skyler Skjelset, Christian Wargo, Casey Wescott, Josh Tillman and Morgan Henderson.

Fleet Foxes North American Tour

Beginning Tuesday, February 1st at 9:00 AM Pacific time, tickets can be purchased online at www.fleetfoxes.com. Ticket prices will vary. Fleet Foxes pre-sale tickets are available while supplies last.

04/30/11 Sat – Vancouver BC @ The Vogue Theatre *

05/01/11 Sun – Portland OR @ Crystal Ballroom*

05/03/11 Tue – Seattle WA @ Moore Theatre*

05/05/11 Thu – Oakland CA @ Fox Theater**

05/06/11 Fri – San Diego CA @ Spreckels Theatre*

05/07/11 Sat – Hollywood CA @ Hollywood Palladium*

05/08/11 Sun – Tucson AZ @ Rialto Theatre*

05/10/11 Tue – Austin TX @ Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater*

05/11/11 Wed – Dallas TX @ Palladium Ballroom *

05/13/11 Fri – Nashville TN @ Ryman Auditorium*

05/14/11 Sat – Atlanta GA @ The Tabernacle*

05/15/11 Sun – Washington DC @ DAR Constitution Hall*

05/17/11 Tue – Boston MA @ Orpheum Theatre*

05/18/11 Wed – New York NY @ The United Palace Theatre*

05/21/11 Sat- Upper Darby PA @ Tower Theatre***

* On sale to general public Feb 4

** On sale to general public Feb 6

*** On sale date TBA

UK and European Tour

05/25/11 Wed – Berlin, Germany @ Astra*

05/26/11 Thu – Munich, Germany @ Dachau Summer of Music*

05/28/11 Sat – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound**

05/30/11 Mon – Paris, France @ Bataclan*

05/31/11 Tue – London, England @ Hammersmith Apollo*

*On sale to general public Feb 4 at 9am local time

**Currently on sale